… ever since I visited my friend Shannon in Pamona, Southern California, way back when we were both younger than we can remember I’ve had a thing for Mexican food. Back then it really wasn’t a big deal in the UK, there was perhaps one, not so good Mexican restaurant that was more ‘Tex-Mex’ than it was authentic as the true trend for Mexican food really didn’t start till about a decade ago. We’re now spoiled for choice but for the true taste of chipotle you had to pack your bags to travel. We ate at a stunning Mexican restaurant and i’m not sure if it was the incredible guacamole that the waiters made fresh at our table or the dozens of rather potent margaritas that did it for me but I fell in love hard and have never looked back. Surprisingly I don’t make it at home that often, even though The Viking also loves a hot and spicy fajita as much as I but now that i’ve had a play with these wraps I’m definitely going to explore a little Mexican home-cooking further…
Mission Deli wraps can be used in so many different ways other than the classic ‘wrap n roll’ and because they’re super soft they’re easier to fold and hold fillings better… which of course means you can get more creative with them! I’ve loved working in collaboration with Mission Deli because it means i’ve been able to discover fun ways to use their wraps… I love using them for an extra thin pizza base when i’m feeling super-lazy and they also make incredible cheese and ham toasties (although don’t tell bread or it will get hugely jealous…) and i’m even planning a sweet ‘wrap and butter’ pudding for later in the week… so watch this space…
chipotle roasted chicken and vegetable deli wrap bake
this is such a simple recipe and although it’s quite time consuming, it’s all done in the oven and so you can prepare it slowly over the long weekend and build it all together just before you plan to eat… it can be made ahead of time and heated when you’re ready or even frozen before the final bake. I’ve roasted a whole chicken but don’t feel you need to do it this way, you could simply use chicken portions or even buy pre-cooked chicken to shred. I’ve also prepared my own chipotle spice mix but again feel free to use a pre-mix here as the results will be just as phenomenal…
for the chipotle seasoning:
1 teaspoon ground chipotle chilli
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon ground coriander
2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground oregano
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
the good folk from Mission Deli Wraps want to challenge people to think beyond simply putting fillings inside a wrap so I encourage you all to get creative and as innovative as you wish and then share your #WrapHacks on their Facebook page to be in the chance of winning a pack of wheat and white wraps!
eat and of course, enjoy!